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Nadine’s drawing challenge: Skin

There’s a Czech saying I know. It doesn’t translate very well, but reads that, when one isn’t feeling well, one is not in her right skin. That’s been me all week. A toothache turned into an abscess, turned into 10 days of Amoxil, two…

September 19, 2015
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Last post from home, next post from … home!

Well here we are again. The summer is here and it’s time for me to move countries for a couple of months. So I’ve cuddled our babies, hugged my children, and especially Chloe, who I hate to leave for two months, watered the garden,…

June 28, 2015
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You win some, you lose some

Aw hell! It just wasn’t a good day to push myself. I went for a walk to run some errands and walked past some lovely street art. Both city consigned and not so city consigned, but both equally lovely. It put me in the…

June 17, 2015
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We all live under the same moon

Yesterday I took a walk on the beach at sunset and I thought about how intensely I miss Robert now that he’s had to return to E. Then I looked to the West, into the setting sun, and then at the rising moon, and…

January 21, 2015
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In the last light of 2014

I’m looking at the photo of the mantelpiece in the morning light on the last day of 2014. I’m looking at my Christmas candles which were new and tall just a few days ago, now burned down to the candle holders, and at my…

December 31, 2014
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Cancer. We’ll talk about it once and never mention it again.

It’s amazing how long one can stare at the screen. The words and stoicism for this post didn’t come till now and the terror still hasn’t stopped, and, mainly, coming to the decision to publish this at all, AT ALL, has been a long…

December 19, 2014
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Yesterday I painted in my very personal journal. I found some words and painted a poppy around them. Today I spent Remembrance Day with my mother. We remembered my father and his years of dedication to veterans as the head doctor of the Vancouver…

November 11, 2014
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Colour, Ariane’s drawing challenge, redirected thru Barbara Bee

I was walking around the garden and contemplating the challenge when it occurred that the garden is still a rainbow of colour. So, for some inspiration, I gathered that rainbow and brought it indoors. And from that rainbow came this: A little collage, wild…

November 9, 2014

Hello from Sunday night, which turned into a Monday post…again

Well, I must admit that this operation has knocked me on my butt! Here I was all lah-di-dah thinking, “right, op on Monday, yoga class on Wednesday.” Well, not exactly what I managed. Actually, not even close to what I managed. I did some…

September 15, 2014
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I aten’t dead yet!

That line is one of my favourite lines in fiction. For anyone who doesn’t read Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, this line is attributed to Granny Weatherwax, a witch, who lives outside the small village of Bad Ass, which incidentally is what my children figure that…

September 10, 2014